YLAL joins LAPG for 25th anniversary dinner

The Legal Aid Practitioners Group celebrated their 25th anniversary on 5 June 2009 with a fundraising dinner at The Globe Theatre in London. We were entertained by actors letting us know what Shakespeare thought of lawyers, crime novelist Peter James and LAPG Chair Roy Morgan.
YLAL members had an excellent time at the event and wish to thank Manches LLP, 39 Essex Street and Morgans Solicitors who kindly sponsored our tables.

Petition to save North Kensington Law Centre

This is one of the original law centres and is still much in demand.  It is facing nil payments from the LSC because of a perceived debt of £288,000 which will force it to close.  Prem Ahluwahlia (YLAL Committee) coordinated a petition against its closure.  Carolyn Regan (LSC) responded to our input in an e-mail dated 22 May as follows:

Dear Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Thank you for your letter of 20 May which Ian Kitchen forwarded to me.